Well, I bought this boat.
Paid $12,000 for a reasonably well equipped Cal
34. Full electronics
, Chart, Radar
, new house batteries, inverter
, shore charger
, newer head
with tank and y-valve with macerator, decent sails
including a shoot with scoop and new UV coating on the roller furling
headsail, solid running Westerbeke diesel
, dual water heaters (engine and propane), expanded water tanks
, nice dodger
, folding bimini
, quad winches and all lines running neatly to the cabin-top.
Main issues are: minor interior
fixings, needs bottom paint
this winter, speedo not working (probably full of crud from lax cleaning
this summer) and a frayed jib halyard
(it's a roller furling
and hasn't moved in ages)
The water damage in the photo
is very old - he produced an old photo
of it from years ago and said it hasn't changed.
The crack in the v-berth is just vinyl wall-padding and is sound underneath (and has also been that way for many years).
I'm excited, I think it seems like a good deal. I'm going to go down to investigate what work needs doing sometime during the next few weeks with plan to move on as a live-aboard in November.